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Matt Taylor has paid tribute to Andy Carroll after the striker scored the winner against Swansea on Saturday.

Last Updated: 07/02/13 at 12:16 Post Comment

Andy Carroll: Praised by West Ham team-mate Matt Taylor

Andy Carroll: Praised by West Ham team-mate Matt Taylor

Carroll has been plagued by hamstring and knee injuries since joining on loan from Liverpool last summer but has recently rediscovered his form.

And Taylor is confident the 24-year-old can play a pivotal role in helping Sam Allardyce's men build on their 11th-placed spot.

"I think what you probably saw against Swansea was the tip of the iceberg" said Taylor.

"Hopefully when Andy gets a good run of games under his belt, he'll start scoring some more goals and prove to be another vital member of the squad for us.

"It's just nice to see him score and I'm sure he'll be happy first and foremost to play 90 minutes but also to score a goal and the winning goal, that's fantastic.

"He gives us a different dimension in terms of the way that we can play and utilise his strengths.

"He's a very good player, but we need to make sure we keep him fit now. That's imperative from now until the end of the season."

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